Howto Install Asterisk 1.4 and Asterisk GUI in CentOS 4 and CentOS 5

1. Preparing for installation

Installation of Asterisk 1.4 is slightly different than installing Asterisk 1.2. There are some slight changes in the installation and some packages is needed. Asterisk GUI is available for Asterisk 1.4 only and the installation package is avalabe in Digium's svn repository. To install Asterisk GUI you need to download the subversion package.

Do the command:

How to Install a web-based Asterisk CDR analyzer

By default Asterisk generates CDR records in a CSV files located in /var/log/asterisk/cdr-csv directory. Asterisk can also store CDR records in a database such as MySQL or PostgreSQL database as an alternative to CSV files. If your CDR records are stored in a database, you can install a web-based CDR analyzer to easily manage and analyze your CDR records like Asterisk-stat by http://areski.net.

Here are some features of Asterisk-stat

Asterisk 1.2 auto install script for CentOS 4 and CentOS 5

I created an auto install script to install Asterisk 1.2 for CentOS 4 and CentOS 5. This script will install the following:

  • Zaptel
  • Libpri
  • Asterisk
  • Asterisk Addons
  • Open Source G729 Codec

Before running these script, you must install the some software needed to compile Asterisk.
For CentOS 4:

yum install gcc kernel kernel-devel bison openssl-devel

For CentOS 5:

yum install gcc kernel kernel-devel bison openssl-devel libtermcap-devel ncurses-devel

kernel-smp-devel (instead of kernel-devel) is necessary if you are using a dual core processor.

How to Install Asterisk 1.2 in CentOS 4 and CentOS 5

Minimum Requirements

To install Asterisk server in your computer, please consider the minimum hardware and software requirements. These are the minimum requirements.

Operating system:

Cool Asterisk Features


Checkout this cool video about Asterisk. This video introduce the Asterisk capabilities and the advantage of using Asterisk PBX.

Asterisk PBX


Having a fully functional PBX system is not a big problem anymore. Thanks to Asterisk, you can now have a working PBX installed on your PC running GNU/Linux without spending a lot of money.

What is Asterisk?

Asterisk is an open source Private Branch Exchange (PBX) that runs on Linux, BSD and Mac OSX. It was created by Mark Spencer of Digium in 1991. Like any PBX, it allows a number of attached telephones (extensions) to make calls to one another, and to connect to other telephone services including the public switched telephone network (PSTN).

The basic Asterisk software provides all of the features you would expect from a proprietary PBX including: voicemail, conference calling, interactive voice response (IVR), and automatic call distribution (queue). These are just a few of the features that it can provide, you can view a list of supported features at Asterisk's Web site.

How to Install GnuGk in CentOS 4

Preparing for Installation

I will assume that you already have the latest version of gcc and bison, and to install GnuGk 2.2.5 in your system you need to download these programs and install them prior to the installation of GnuGk.

How to Install LAMPP in Debian, Ubuntu, and CentOS

This is a simple tutorial about installing LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) and phpMyAdmin to help Linux newbie's to setup their own Web server. This tutorial specifically written for the following GNU/Linux distributions:

Howto Install Gnome/KDE Desktop in CentOS 5

A typical GNU/Linux installation for server doesn't really need a GUI, however if you need a GUI in the future for some reasons, its easy to install. This tutorial assumes a basic knowledge of the Linux Command Line. This tutorial applies to CentOS and other Red Hat-based distro.

What is Linux?

What is GNU/Linux?

GNU/Linux is a free Unix-like computer operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the help of many developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License, GNU/Linux can be freely modified, used and redistributed by anyone.

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